About Me

A native of Watauga County, and having grown up on a farm in the Cove Creek area, J.B. has a deep bond and appreciation of the high country.  He married his high school sweetheart, Lynn, and together have proudly raised two sons and are enjoying their eight grandchildren that all live and share his love of our mountain paradise.

Community service has always been a huge part of J.B.’s life.  His past and present involvement in the high country include the local fire department, rescue squad, Rotary Club, Hospital Board, Chamber of Commerce Board, Watauga Country Board of Adjustment, Blue Ridge Energy Board of Directors, High Country Council of Government, Blowing Rock Arts and History Museum Finance Committee, Ruritan Club and twenty eight years on the Blowing Rock Town Council in which he held the office of Mayor of Blowing Rock for twenty years.

Along with being a public servant J.B. has a wealth of business experience which includes owning and operating a home heating oil business and landscaping company.  He recently retired after 31 years of banking.  J.B.’s business experiences and knowledge of the local area have prepared him well for all facets of your real estate needs.

J.B. enjoys spending time with family, attending Appalachian State football games, traveling and golf.  You will be sure to find J.B. in the woods when hunting season rolls around!

J.B. is thrilled to be part of the Allen Tate Realtors team.  It would be his delight to tell you about all the fantastic things Blowing Rock and the surrounding area has to offer.  Let J.B. help you find your piece of heaven!


  • Red Penguin Quality Certification
  • 1st Quarter VIP

Licensed In

  • NC

My Homeownership Partners

eService Certification Logo Luxury Certification Logo

Get In Touch

What People Are Saying

Fen Druadìn Head

I initially contacted J B last summer about two properties he had listed in our price range, and he responded almost immediately, providing maps and additional details about the properties. He took the time to find out what we were looking for, and sent additional listings he thought we might be interested in. Throughout the process, he was helpful, knowledgeable, and professional. He continually added value to our experience by providing useful information and contacts to help us find the right property and make good decisions during the purchasing process. But I would be remiss in my recommendation if I did not mention that J B is also a truly good human being, one of those rare people who treats even virtual strangers as though they are his own well-loved family. I discovered this about him on our first tour of properties together. I had driven an hour and a half to meet him (we live in Charlotte), and then we rode together another half hour to visit the properties I'd asked to view. After several hours of walking the properties, I developed a severe, sudden onset migraine accompanied by nausea and vomiting. J B made sure I was safe, bought water and other comfort items for me, then called his wife to meet us. The two of them drove me home--two hours, each way--one of them in my car, so that I would not have to come back for my car the next day. They called ahead so that my husband was there waiting to care for me, and then J B followed up with me the next day to make sure I was okay, and checked in with me again several days later until he felt sure that I was truly recovered. Of course, being a good human does not make one a good real estate agent, but I can honestly say that J B is both. Our purchasing process was smooth, seamless, and enjoyable. J B went above and beyond to provide us with detailed and useful information, he was quick and responsive during the negotiating period, and he managed the closing with utmost professionalism and attention to detail. I cannot recommend J B enough as an agent and a friend. I am honored to know him and grateful to have worked with him.

Featured Listings